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the cardinals lead 2-1 in. flds after yesterday's 8-0 strict "and this afternoon, it is do or die. >> and all eyes on the crpial debate. what could come out of tonight's showdown that some predict could show more sparks than what we saw on the stage last week. good morning to you. live look outside at the u.s. capitol dome. >> -- all eyes on on the vice presidential debate. >> happy thursday. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm tony perkins in for sarah simmons this morning. turn is here with the good word on what we can expect today as far as our weather. >> i'm wearing the red and
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blue. >> i got on purple. >> i don't know. >> there is always tomorrow to get it right. >> hopefully, there is tomorrow. >> all right. let's get to weather. it will be cool if you are heading to the game this afternoon. if you are working out in the yard, that kind of thing, cool as well. generally in the 40s. it has just fallen into the 40s here in the city. there is a live look at your satellite picture. most of the cloud cover is well to our north and to northern new england, upstate new yo. we are looking at fine conditionsen unlike yesterday, -- looking at fine conditions unlike yesterday. reagan national, right now at 49 degrees. 45 at dulles. bwi marshall, 46 degrees. here is your forecast for today. again, temperatures about 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. we'll go 62 here in town. but notice most of the area only in the upper 50s for a
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daytime high. bring along a jacket. dim bring a jacket if you are going to the game this afternoon. once that sun starts to go down, it will cool off in a hurry. >> great. thank you. >> julie wright is already commenting on this. >> you talking to us or somebody else. >> traffic will throw from other to 123. we had the stalled car inbound suitland parkway swat branch avenue. that was tying up part of that ramp as you come inbound off the suitland parkway. lanes are open. no trouble spots to report continuing inbound towards pennsylvania avenue. inbound new york avenue looks
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good leaving northeast to northwest. outer loop of the beltway, over towards 355, the ramp was partially blocked because of a crash involving a car which took out a utility pole. right now, the outer loop of the beltway starting to slow between university and colville road. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. well, it has come down to this for the nats, win and play another game or lose and go home for the winter. >> one thing for sure, the nats fans will be going wild again today for game number four against the cardinals. melanie alnwick is live at nats park with more reaction. we were hoping for a very different he reaction today but they're still alive. >> they are still alive. as we said, it just adds to the drama, make it a little more exciting here at nats park. yesterday's crowd was more than 45,000 people. they said it was 107% capacity t goes to show you that
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everybody wants to be here for these games. -- it goes to show you that everybody wants to be here for these games. i think we'll see some fans standing in line at the box office when it opens this morning to try to get the coveted standing room only tickets for today's game four. now, yesterday, washington maps waved their home colors and cheered like crazy as the nationals took to the field for the historic first playoff game at home but the world series champion st. louis cardinals had plans making some history of their own with a three-run homer in the second. they quickly took control of the game racking up eight runs before it was all over. nationals not able to connect when is it counted, stranding 11 men on base during those tough nine innings. the cards get the shut-out 8-0. fans are hoping the real home team shows up for game four. >> it was depressing. i feel like they had zombies play instead of our nats. i hope they will be out for
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tomorrow. then again, "washington post" said they would win in five. they just didn't say which five. we are lulling st. louis into a false security. >> a crazy crowd. the nat just couldn't put any runs on the board. we'll get the cardinals tomorrow, no doubt about it. >> reporter: after the game, tens of thousands of fans streamed into the metro. the pressure is supposed to be a little bit less today because the game shouldn't wrap up until after the height of rush that is the late here from nationals park. >> thank you. we apologize for the audio problems. we'll try to get that fixed for you. thank you very much. you very m a heart-breaking story this morning out of baltimore. a grandmother and four children were killed in a house fire early this morning. the youngest victim was only a year old. firefighters were called to the scene on denwood avenue just after 2:00 this morning. one person inside the home was
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able to escape by jumping out of a second floor window. fire crews remain on the scene as you can see from this live picture from sky fox. two firefighters were injured. one ever them when the floor collapsed. we have no word on what caused that fire. tonight, vice president joe biden and republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan face off in the first and only debate. pressure is on with president obama showing a slip in the polls following last week appear presidential debate. many are predicting more fireworks than what we saw when president obama and romney took the stage last week. a former aide to d.c. mayor vincent gray's election campaign will not face jail time. howard brooks was given two years probation and 200 hours of community service. brooks pleaded guilty to charges he lead to federal investigators after he was accused of paying mayoral candidate suleiman brown to bad mouth former mayor adrian fenty during the heated 2010
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campaign. the judge took into consideration the fact that brooks is helping the fbi with its investigation into gray's campaign. today, the national zoo will release a cause of death for its newborn panda cub. in this morning's news conference, zoo officials will all let everyone know how the cub's mother, mei xiang, is doing. she has slowly been returning to her normal activities sins her cub died last month less than a week after it was born. coming up next, we're following breaking news out of the middle east where i aman as -- where a man has been killed on his way to work at a u.s. embassy. we're back in a moment. n a [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice.
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to work at the u.s. embassy in yemen. the victim ways yemeni man who was the chief of security at the embassy. there is growing fallout from last month's terror attack in lib beyond the obama administration's conflicting statementss about it. >> state department officials admitted that the consulate did not have enough protection. an american ambassador was killed in the attack last movement. cyclist lance armstrong demanded to see the names of his accusers. the also anti-doping agency gave him what he asked for revealing 26 names including 11 ex-teammate. they all testified that armstrong used performance enhancing drug touring his career. it includes details on how the drugs were delivered and administered to arm vopg's team. lawyers are dismissing the report and they reiterated he has never failed a drug test.
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monitoring metro this morning, the system is rolling out a new hook for its railcars. the 7000 series features several improvements including slip resistant flooring instead of carpet and no armrests on the seat to make them feel roomier. there will be space underneath every seat for you to stash your backpack or suitcase. they will feature multiple electronic sign boards and several cameras. they will start being used in 2014. >> that is exciting. this is a live look outside right now at the u.s. capitol dome at 6:15 in the morning. tucker going to come in and
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talk about weather. >> yeah, at least the weather was beautiful yesterday, right? >> it was gorgeous. >> made it to 71 degrees. today, it will be cooler than yesterday. if you haven't brought out the jackets and gotten serious about it, this is the day to do it. our highs will only be in the upper 50s to about 60 later. >> we're cool this morning. >> it will start it feel like october around here the next couple of days. >> if you are going to the game today, it should be bright and sunny and dry. we are not expecting any rain. no rain delays. >> no rain delays. >> no excuses. >> no excuses. >> it will feel like fall here for the next couple of days with highs expected to be only in the upper 50s to about 60 today and than a slow warming trend as we get into the weekend. we are off to a very cool start with a bit of a breeze this morning. 49 in washington. 43 now in gaithersburg. it was a bit of a breeze as
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mentioned. our wind chill temperatures are in the upper 30s and low 40s. 39 now in cull ander. here we go. we are starting to see some 30s break out. 44 in martinsburg. going to be a cool one today. still lots of sunshine expected. we had the low clouds and fog. not the case today. today, generally clear. there will be a few clouds moving through. we have high pressure that will keep things nice and dry. the weather pattern as we get into the weekend featuring lots of sunshine so not only today, but friday, saturday, sunday lots of sunshine with a bit of a warming trend towards the end of the week. those clouds are really flashing behind me, aren't they? by the end of the weekend, highs back in the low 70s. today, 62. lots of sunshine. beautiful afternoon. again, jacket weather. winds north and west here at five to 10. it will feel a little cool when you combine the wind and the cool temperatures later this afternoon. later tonight, 45 degrees. a few clouds. winds will shift out of the south and west and that will allow the temperatures to jump
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just a little bit over the next couple of days, friday and saturday. back into the mid- to upper 60s. we get another front tomorrow. that will bring us a few clouds. but the trend, generally sunny skies with warmer temperatures by sunday. that is a look at weather. let's get the latest from julie wright. she is letting us know who is going where. >> is that what i'm doing? >> yeah, consider by car. get to it. >> i'm trying to figure it out. eastbound 66, eastbound approaching 28 in centreville, accident activity tying up the center lane from the left. that is why it is so low coming in from manassas headed eastbound on 66. if you are traveling inbound along the suitland parkway at branch avenue, stalled car reported here. 295 in great shape coming inbound across the 11th street
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bridge. northbound i-95, backup through staff ford as you continue northbound from 630 courthouse road through quantico. delays continue leaving woodbridge across to the franconia springfield parkway. outer loop be as you approach 355, still dealing with that. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> thank you. a big story that we're following this morning. the supreme court is debating a case that could have major implications for every college and university in america. it is about the role affirmative action plays in admissions process. the case was brought forward by abigail fisher. fisher was denied entrance to the university of texas at austin. she says the decision was based only on her race. arguments from both sides were heard by the court yesterday. the university president says the supreme court should not change the admissions policy. >> we would not be giving the kind of education to awful our students that would be
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preparing them to work in a diverse and global world. it would be i asetback for our students and our society. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity should not be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> a decision from the supreme court is not expected until spring. the man who played a major role in turning around the district's finances in the 1990s and died. economist andrew bremer was the first director of the d.c. control board set up to oversee the financial management of the city. his appointment was controversial and drew the ire of then mayor marion barry but d.c.'s huge deficit was turned into a $300 million surplus under bremer's leadership. he was also the first african- american to sit on the federal reserve board. andrew bremer was 86 years old. coming up next, we'll go live to fox business network in new york. we'll find out how many teens
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say they have an iphone. >> as we go to break, you know babies born today will have a special birthday. it is 10-11-12. studies have shown most babies are born in august or september. one harvard researcher crunched numbers and said september 16th was the most common birthday. >> my son's birthday is september 15th. >> really? >> you missed it by one day. b >> you were so close, tony. >> we're back in just a moment.
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back in the day, you were cool in you had a walkman. now, it has to be an iphone. we'll have more ao. -- on that in just a moment. lauren simonetti has the by
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beat. >> good morning. investigators said it was a pretty scary october. >> down for the month of october. the dour off another 100-plus points yesterday. we saw kind of what was referred to as a heated rally. this is now a well-needed pullback and a well-one. futures this morning are higher. we had the spanish debt rating cut again overnight but we're higher here in the u.s. so here is hope we can turn of the red arrows upside down. >> lets talk about these iphones. a report is out saying that 40% of teens say they have an iphone. that is amazing. >> yep. yep. that same survey says that 62% of teens who do not have an iphone say their next phone will be an iphone. we were talking about apple, their share price falling and everything else. with more and more people of all ages buying iphones and other product, i think apple
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will be okay. before we call the teens out there greedy and lazy, not all of these phones are the new iphones. sometimes they are taking mom and dad's old phone. some of the models right now are about $100 for some of the older editions of the iphone. >> that is a lot if i anticipate too to have. you got to have the data plan and all that stuff. >> uh-huh. >> no, sir like having the old walkman back in the day, like $20 maybe. all right. good to see you. thank you very much for that report. >> thank you. from nats park to the debate stage, awhole lot of people are under a whole lot of pressure today. >> wear in the out of this by a long shot. >> first, the nats hoping to hang on to the dream with one chance left to stay in it to win it. win it. and pressure to perform at the vice presidential debate. a whole lot is at stake in tonight's face-off t could lead to more fireworks than last week's presidential -- it could
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welcome back. coming up on 6:30 right now. >> tucker barnes is here. >> cool start to your day. temperatures back into the 40s across the region. let's get right to the maps. check out how cool it is just out to the west. we haven't done freezing temperatures yet but look out in ohio this morning and west virginia. columbus, 30 degrees right now. detroit, 32. beckly, 31. here in washington, we are at 49. big chunk of cool air parked across the upper midwest and spilling into the mid-atlantic overnight. we will be on the chilly side later today with highs only in the upper 50s to about 60. should be a good-looking day. fog yesterday, today, lots of sunshine when the sun get up in about 45 minutes. bright, sunny day expected. our daytime highs will only be in the upper 50s to about 60 but nice and dry with plenty of
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sunshine. sunshine. >> traffic time. >> traveling eastbound along 66, the crash we had before 28 in centerville has cleared. 29 and opal, air got construction in place until about 3:00 this afternoon. 66 will remain slow leaving manassas headed into centerville and fair oaks to 123. notice now this delay on 295 to the inbound 11th street bridge. no incidents to report. 259 will slow as you travel from the beltway continuing up towards oxon hill and from suitland parkway to the inbound 11th street bridge. traveling eastbound on 395 at duke street, that is where we have the lanes open. there was a stalled car on the gw parkway near salt run.
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that has been moved over to the shoulder. new wreck respected on the outer loop of the beltway near 355. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. -- new wreck reported on the outer loop of the beltway near 355. >> morning line time. dave ross. >> we had the nice little flyover. everything was happy. 45,000 people there. >> and then the sad reality. >> the game started. it is not over. obviously, it is far from over. they win today, they would an favored to win game five because gio gonzalez will be on the hill. we need to win game four or there is no game five. game three was terrible. >> at least they got the bad one out of the way. >> is that the theory here. you got to get those out of the way. we were all yakked up, had the fans going, screech was
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growing. they had the red towels going. in the very first inning with two outs too, alan craig with the liner down the line t sucked some of the air out of the nats early. edwin jackson would struggle in the second inning. this is pete cosma. a shot into the sun. there it goes, 4-0 just like that. before you can bat appear eye, you arenning this thing is not looking good. had a couple of chances. based juiced for michael morris but no nattitude. >> no nattitude. >> just kind of pops out and the nats get shut out #-0. the guys talked about hitting or not hitting in key swayings. >> they're doing the same thing they've always done. they're just not getting hits. you go through certain times during the regular season where you do the same thing. you don't have the luxury of having a couple of game to get it right like you do in the
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regular season. this group has been loose all year and we'll con to stay loose and come out tomorrow and look to win the ball game. >> we are not out of this by a long shot. we'll got a few key hits, we're right back in it. i've had my back to worse walls than this. i like my ball club and i think we'll come out appear play a good game tomorrow. >> body language there with the arms crossed like i'm die infiniti. this thing ain't going down. >> this ain't my first time. >> it went down in the boogie down. last night, manny machado went deep in the fifth. >> it was looking good. >> they had jim johnson, a stud closer with 50 saves. and raul ibanez hitting for alex rodriguez. look at alex, i can't do it so he did it. and then here we go again. look where this one goes i don't this guy was on the bench. >> this guy was on the bench. raul ibanez is the first guy in
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playoff history to hit two home runs coming off the bench. playoff baseball history at the bronx. raul ibanez. >> at the expense of the baltimore orioles. >> you just got ibanez. >> you got rauled. >> the yankees come back and win that one. hoping for someth magic. are you cool with this? he says' fine. he told his teammates i'm going to play. everything so far so good. this is the hit that knocked him out. they had to do the concussion test. barring any setbacks rg iii will go on sunday against the vikings. yesterday, he didn't take i full complement of reps in practice but he practiced. barring any setback, rg iii
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won't have the yellow jersey on. >> if he is playing and healthy, they should win. >> tony perkins, he is not impressed. i would be impressed with that viking defense coming in here. not too shabby. >> not impressed. >> all right. thank you very much. checking other top stories, assad one out of baltimore. four children and their grandmother are dead, killed in an early morning house fire in baltimore. it happened around 2:00 this morning on denwood avenue. at least one other person in the home escaped by jumping out of a second floor window. two firefighters were also injured. one of them when the noor collapsed. we're told that he should be okay. there is though word yet on what caused that fire. also in this morning's top stories, d.c. police are looking for the person who shot and killed a man in broad
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daylight. he was shot to death yesterday afternoon in the 1100 block of eighth street northeast near florida avenue and gallaudet university. police have not said whether he was a student at the university. university. a serial groper in northern virginia is believed to have struck again. here is a sketch of the suspect. the latest incident involves a 25-year-old woman who says she was groped from behind while walking near the commerce street bus stop in the springfield area. police say it is the sixth case they're investigating. the suspect is described as being about 5' 6" and wearing blue pants and a white t-shirt. today, the national zoo will release a cause of death for its newborn panda cub. in this morning's news conference, zoo officials will let everyone know how the cub's mother, mei xiang, is doing. she has slowly been returning to her normal activities since her cub died last no less than a woke after it was born. it w -- less than a week after it
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was born. the vice presidential debates are tonight and it will be the first time voters get to see a face to face comparison between the candidates. >> joe biden and paul ryan will be on the stage at center college in danville, kentucky. president obama still dealing with criticism of his performance last week says he he is ready to move on. he debates mitt romney. >> i played a lot of sports when i was a kid and still do. if you have a bad game, you just move on. you look forward to the next one. it makes you that much more determined. the difference between this and sports is that the stake are so high. >> as far as vice president biden at tonight's debate, president obama says joe just need to be joe adding that congressman ryan's ideas are the wrong ones. tonight's vice presidential debate airs right here on fox 5 starting at 9:00. amother wants mitt romney
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to stop talking about her son during the campaign speeches. former navy steel glen dougherty was killed during the consulate attack in libya last month. romney has recently been telling voters about i achristmas dinner he shared with romney two years ago. his mother said she does not want her son's death to be part of romney's political agenda. coming up next, can't seem to find your desk adrianne all of those pile of paper. having trouble keeping tabs on everything you've got do? >> it is a problem businesses deal with every single day. a new app is coming to the rescue. up next, lauren demarco shows us how it is taking the pain out of paperwork. financially stable. we were poor. the mgm casino in michigan. and it changed her life. clerk. way up. insurance... and i make great money. seven will create... twelve thousand jobs. to accountants... and construction workers. place to work with good pay...
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welcome back. a sticky note here, a receipt there. piles of forms. it doesn't take much to get bogged down in paperwork. >> now being a local company
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has developed a new app to help everyone from dog walkers to doctors streamline what they do in their business world. lauren demarco has more in this morning's smart phone zone. t p >> this is probably about a week or two's worth of paper. >> reporter: in a world of smart phones and tablets, who needs all that clutter. not to mention forms are fragile. >> we'll have a boot printed on it or coffee spildz or whatever. >> reporter: chamberlain contractors have been paving roads this d.c., maryland and virginia since 1996. now, they're paving a new chapter in the company's history by going paperless. >> you need to find the number and then go up or down. >> reporter: the software the crews now use is for the traditional paper documents. cap vas is an online market but
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the apps are developed for businesses. >> we wanted to be for the paper data collection what the kindle did for books. >> reporter: companies can choose from thousands of arrests to help them run more efficiently. there is something available for everyone from construction to medical offices. we even found some for dog walking. >> dog walking waivers and pet sitting overnight forms. >> reporter: if you don't find one you leak, you can also build your own app in a matter of minutes. quigley says canvas caught the attention of the organizers ever the olympic games in london. >> the olympic was one of those groups that just went crazy with t they had over 50 different applications. they were doing lots of things with t they were tracking people who were violating their brand. they were doing -- tracking all the transportation that was come in and out of olympics with this. this all came from people going wow, we could do this.
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it became the reason why the ooms deployed apple product and ipads -- why the olympics deployed apple products and ipads. app is use worldwide but it is based if reston, virginia at headquarters, it is a fun atmosphere with extra space for other start-ups look for reasonable rent. >> the goal wasn't to make money. goal was to help other small organizations take their next path no their first space and find a place they could work around other start-ups and help each other. >> reporter: quigley is all about giving back. canvas has branched out creating free apps for charities need worldwide. one of the most receiptsent, a rhino preserve trying to protect itself from poachers in africa. >> we are able to identify areas where there are high priority hot spots. we can put patrols on that area a lot more regularly and also
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identify the exact spot and send the gps location to the guy to come and fix the fence. >> reporter: canvas seems to define thinking outi had soot bach. even its most simple application can make a big difference. >> saves us a lot of time and it is well worth it because time is money. >> lauren demarco, fox 5 news. >> tucker barnes is here once again. >> all right. let's start with the baseball forecast going out to the game today. can't guarantee the result will be better but i can guarantee it will be a sunny day. >> i said to you a few moment ago. i'm depressed now. you're right. we can't be depressed. >> we can carry this. we'll get to game five tomorrow. >> notice i say we like we have anything to do with it. first pitch around 60. falling into the 50s later
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tonight. you remember yesterday was about 70 at game time. it will be about 10 degrees cooler if you are headed out there today. it will feel cool today for the entire area here. kind of a fall-like feel setting in with low humidity and temperatures only topping out in the upper 50s to about 60. right now, 49 in washington. 52 in annapolis. 41 in handgunnerstown. a very cool start. bit of a breeze out of the north and west. that is locking in the cool. if i were to show you wind chills, they would be in the upper 30s north and west. temperatures cooling off overnight as our cold front came through yesterday. not a whole lot to show you on satellite-radar. yesterday, we had a little fog. today, lots of sunshine. high pressure out to our west will move overhead later today. that will deliver a really nice looking afternoon. again, a little on the cool side. we'll be cool again tonight and tomorrow we'll start to warm up just a little bit. it won't be terribly warm
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tomorrow. a little warmer today. 62 your afternoon high. lots of others and you are west and north of the city. here is your accu-weather seven- day. the good news, lots of dry weather ahead. friday, saturday, sunday, plenty of sunshine and by sunday afternoon for the red skip game, 72 with dry conditions expected. so a lot better than last week's game. could be a few showers around on monday but temperatures will be in the mid-70s. nice time of year and generally the weather will be nice. a little on the cool side today if you are going to the game. >> weather is nice. we need a win. >> yes, we do. yes, we do. >> it is time for ask tony and tucker, the segment where tucker barnes and you put our big heads together to answer your most pressing question, weather-related or otherwise. today's question is quite timely t comes from sharon dark. she writes why do football players place black make-up
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under their eyes? my 21-year-old son couldn't tell me and he loves football. excellent question. the not just football players. baseball players do it ads well. some other athletes. we tend to see it more with football and baseball players. >> and number one reason is it is real simple, just to look cool. >> no. that's not in. although that may be why the fans do it. i think when the fans do, it it is like war paint and to be cool. the players do it to reduce the amount of glare that they get in their eyes by putting a darker color, black, in the old days, sometimes it was gray, right there on the upper theek bone just below the eye. it reduces the am of glare from the sun or from the stadium lights and makes them better able to perform their job. -- on the upper cheekbone just below the eye. >> bryce harper goes all out there. >> i've never realized he does this. >> yeah. >> that is going above and
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beyond. >> look at the picture of bryce. >> so the tradition dates back. the legend of the first use ever eye black -- that what is it is called is eye black. >> was with babe ruth back in the early 1930s. they didn't have the high high pressure tech eye black that the players apply today. he used some grease. >> it became greasepaint from the world of theater like groucho marx would have the grace paint eyebrows and mustache. the first football player, professional football player apparently to use it was this gentleman. i believe we have his picture. that is andy farkas. he was a fullback for the washington redskins in 1942. is not wearing it there. we can't find a picture of him with it on. because yeah, he had it on as a member of the washington redskins. here is the thing. does it really work? >> as a matter of fact, it does
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work. they've done some research. a 2003 study, the subjects were -- some of them applied eye black and they were able to find it did reduce glare. you were recently send some. >> these are sticks are. >> these are -- sometimes you can use stickers. i think this is what fans use. these were sent to us from the nats. before you put it on, because we all got some. i just read that, to remove this, it is quite a process. >> he is putting it on. >> okay. >> well, to remove, it you have to soak a cot bonn ball in baby oil or olive oil and move it all over the material until it falls off. what if you can't get this off? >> i'm go to look cooler today. >> it does look cool. >> i can't see out of them. i want to mention that bryce harper took it for the next
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level yesterday. he didn't wear any eye black at all but he wore red eyes. he had these contact lenses. the latest trend with professional athletes. >> he looks like the devil. >> these red contact lenses are supposed to reduce the glare. he tried them out yesterday. apparently, he reported he was able to see well and he did make contact with the ball well a couple of time. >> i wouldn't start using it in the playoff. so it also says here do not aggressively tear the material from the skin. >> you're fine? >> it's coming offer. >> very good. so sharon, thank you for the question. nationals, thank you for the eye black. go nats. we wish you well for today's game y -- >> for the first time in weeks being i can actually see my weather map.
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>> julie wright is here now. i'm sure he have a got plenty to say about what you just saw. >> i can hear it now. >> as soon as i go to traffic, i'll hear this ow, tony! this ought to be interesting. i think for tomorrow's segment, it should be the removal of this. >> how do you take this off. >> the crew if sky fox joining us this morning coming southbound along 270, this is where you will find your lanes are open. no problems to report. we have the delay as you continue southbound through rockville here leaving falls road and montrose road headed out towards the split. heavy volume but no accidents to report past democracy boulevard. suitland parkway at branch avenue, the stalled car is now cleared. you will find delays on 50 continuing over towards the new york kenilworth avenue schmidt. bw parkway still quiet from the beltway headed out to prince george's plaza.
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eastbound along 66, lanes are open. heavy volume coming in out of manassas. traveling in virginia, northbound i-59 with lanes open leaving dale industry -- northbound i-95 with lanes open leaving city. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> ow! >> he only has one off. >> gettingied to get crafty this morning. >> if your idea doesn't go much beyond orange construction paper and glitter glue. holly has simple ways to step up your game. we'll check out some do it yourself decor. infringement on. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us, again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington.
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terms of popularity. she has classes here that are in high demand. we're going to talk with the owner. she'll give us a little tour of what's going on here and we'll talk about why sewing is back and better than ever. of course, we can't be creative and not spend a little time with our good friend robin beam, the director of education of ac moore. she has flown in for us. she is here and she is already at work this morning. so what she's going to talk about is fall decorating, easy things you can do to spruce up your house. she's also going to make us a few treats. as you can see, she's doing that. we'll talk about that. if you're still trying to do your kids' costumes, she's got great ideas that don't require any sewing. should be a pretty fun morning. >> holly, thank you very much, looking forward to t. time now to say hello to our facebook fan of the day. today we say hello to carleesia. she is marking today's unique date, 10/11/12 with her
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